Author: David Sayers
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
Bradt's Azores guidebook is the only comprehensive guidebook to the nine-island archipelago, a nature-lovers' wilderness perched at the western extremity of Europe in the mid-Atlantic, and one of the best places in the world for whale watching. This new edition continues to provide the strong geological and botanical information that is so integral to the islands and essential for all nature lovers, but it also has an expanded focus taking in the land- and sea-based activities which have become a significant part of the Azores tourism offering in the past few years. Also included is all of the practical information needed to make the most of these new opportunities, plus a full update on the accommodation upgrades that have taken place in recent times to cater for the influx of new visitors. Green, and with a mild climate throughout the year thanks to the Gulf Stream, each island has its own attractions and identity. Safe and welcoming, the islands are drawing in a whole new group of visitors, mainly from Europe and the USA, attracted by the diversity of outdoor activities, easier accessibility and improvements to the visitor infrastructure. The Azores volcanic origin make for a rugged, diverse landscape, a suitable backdrop for excellent walking, mountain-biking and canyoning, while whale-watching, kayaking, windsurfing and fishing provide off-shore opportunities for independent travellers and adventurous families alike. The islands' 500 year history is well-documented in a host of museums, allowing visitors to learn about the fluctuating fortunes and strategic importance of the archipelago across the centuries. Attractive architecture, carefully preserved festivals, three islands with UNESCO Biosphere Reserve status, an interesting range of flora and many botanical gardens are all covered in this guide.
Top 10 Azores
True to its name, this travel guide covers all of Azores's major sights and attractions in easy-to-use top 10 lists that help you plan the vacation that's right for you. This brand-new pocket travel guide for Azores will lead you straight to the best attractions this area has to offer, from exploring Mount Pico to a scuba and snorkeling adventure in the islands' waters. Expert travel writers have researched and contributed to this edition of DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Azores. + Itineraries help you plan your trip to Azores. + Maps of walking routes show you the best ways to maximize your time. + New Top 10 lists feature off-the-beaten-track ideas, along with standbys like the top attractions, shopping, dining options, and more. + Fresh typography and layout throughout. You'll still find DK's famous full-color photography and museum floor plans, along with just the right amount of coverage of history and culture. The perfect pocket-size travel companion: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Azores.
Author: Andreas Stieglitz
"The Azores, nine islands in the Atlantic halfway between the Old World and the New, rise above sea level from a depth of several thousand metres. They are all volcanic in origin and all are covered in this guide. They are not the remains of the legendary continent of Atlantis, which is said to have sunk in the ocean once upon a time. Nonetheless, there is an aura of mystery about this lush green archipelago. The archipelago is a paradise for lovers of natural landscapes. There are awe-inspiring mountains (like Pico, the highest in Portugal), peaceful valleys with exotic plants, enchanting lakes of stunning beauty amidst extinct volcanic craters, charming hill country with fields and meadows, spectacular hydrangea hedges criss-crossing the landscape, and magnificent coasts lined by picturesque villages and historical towns. This thoroughly revised sixth edition is a must for anyone planning a walking holiday in the Azores, and a useful companion for anyone planning to explore the Azores by car. The guide, with accompanying fold-out touring maps, describes three car tours on Sao Miguel and one each on Terceira and Faial; all drives highlight places where you can stop for a walk or just a stroll to a lovely picnic setting. But the major part of the book is devoted to 30 main walks and their many variations, spread over all nine islands, and all illustrated with large-scale topographical maps (1:50,000). 5 car tours, 30 main walks, with many variations, 21 picnic suggestions. Plans of Ponta Delgada (So Miguel), Horta (Faial) and Angra do Herosmo (Terceira). Free online update service with specific route change information on the publisher's website, maintained daily. The 'Landscapes' series, with 50 destinations, has been dubbed 'the blue Bibles' by the Sunday Times and led to
Author: Roman Martin
Publisher: Bergverlag Rother GmbH
Everyone has heard about the Azores high – here is its home. A 3½ hour flight from London, the nine islands of the Azores – Santa Maria, São Miguel, Pico, Faial, São Jorge, Terceira, Graciosa, Flores and Corvo – are situated in the middle of the Atlantic. Still free from mass tourism, the archipelago, belonging to Portugal, is a Mecca for nature-lovers and individualists. The Azorean landscape is the very picture of extremity. Enchanting forests fuse with heavenly rolling hills and deep-blue crater lakes. Extinct volcanoes tower to the heavens and countless cleft valleys have been deeply cut through the volcanic stratum. The areas lying directly on the coast, often difficult to reach, are exceptionally fertile and under intense cultivation. From a multitude of scenic viewpoints, one can gather breath-taking views of volcanic craters, lakes, hilly countryside or the bizarre coastline. Additional attractions are fumaroles and hot springs as well as thermal bathing pools. Because of these things, the spectrum of possible walks range from pleasant strolls through meadows and forests or along the coast all the way to challenging mountain hikes on Pico, Portugal's highest peak. In years gone by, author Roman Martin has toured the Azores time and again. In this Rother Walking Guide, he offers a choice of 77 routes making up a comprehensive cross-section for the walks available on each of the individual islands. Every route is provided with comprehensive GPS data, ready for download. Listing the most important features and providing detailed route descriptions, excerpts of maps with the routes marked in, height profiles as well as many tips, the guide provides all of the information necessary for a successful walking holiday on the Azores.
Author: William Wagstaff
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
This guide gives special prominence to the natural history of these islands which are teeming with wildlife, with a focus on conservation and environmental issues.
Author: Susana Goulart Costa, Deolinda Maria Adão
Publisher: Institute of Governmental Studies Press University of California
A practical guide to the diversity of landscapes on the nine islands in the archipelago. Designed to take visitors away from the tourist centres and out into the countryside, exploring by private or public transport, or on foot, this book is divided into three sections - car tours, picnics and walks for all ages and abilities. It contains five car tours, 38 long and short walks and 24 picnic suggestions.
Guía de campo que describe e ilustra a todas las especies y subespecies de aves de la Macaronesia (Azores, Madeira, Salvajes, Canarias, Cabo Verde). Novedosa al presentar mapas de distribución detallados, estatus para cada especie por archipiélago y la lista oficial de la Sociedad Ornitológica Canaria (SOC) de las aves de Macaronesia. Incluye las islas atlánticas de Macaronesia, una región que comprende los archipiélagos de las Azores, Madeira, las islas Salvajes, las islas Canarias y las islas de Cabo Verde. Describe 573 especies/subespecies: todas las aves residentes y nidificantes, las visitantes migratorias y las divagantes. Más de 230 mapas de distribución detallados. 150 láminas a todo color. Datos actualizados hasta diciembre de 2010.
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Pocket Madeira is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Admire Se cathedral, wander awe-struck through Quinta das Cruzes Museum and Museu de Arte Sacra and hike the Levada paths; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Madeira and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Pocket Madeira: Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Free, convenient pull-out Madeira map (included in print version), plus 15 colour neighbourhood maps User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time Covers West Funchal, East Funchal, North Coast, East Madeira, West Madeira Mountains of the Interior and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalize your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Pocket Madeira, a colorful, easy-to-use and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can't-miss experiences to maximise a quick trip experience. Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends both popular and offbeat experiences, and extensively covers all of Madeira's neighbourhoods? Check out our Lonely Planet Portugal guide. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out our Lonely Planet Europe guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.
Marco Polo Guides are packed with unique insider tips. Straightforward information is presented in an engaging format which will appeal to the young and the young at heart. Includes a street atlas and a separate pull-out map.
Author: Paul Crask
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
Provides an overview of Grenada, Carriacou, and Petite Martinique, offering advice for planning a trip and includes recommendations for lodging, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and sightseeing attractions.
Malta and Gozo
Author: Juliet Rix
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
Packed with historical and archaeological facts from the Stone Age to the Romans, the Knights Hospitaller to World War II, it also showcases the islands' wildlife (and bird-watching opportunities), summer festas, and the less commercialised islands of Gozo and Comino.
Home is an Island
Author: Alfred Lewis
Publisher: Tagus Pressat University of Massachusetts
On an island in the Azores, a young Portuguese boy comes of age, discovering love and literature before he departs for America
The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Peru is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floor plans, and reconstructions of the must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of all the fascinating cities and towns. This new-look guide is also packed with photographs and illustrations that lead you straight to the best attractions. This uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel Guide will help you discover everything region-by-region, from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars, and shops for all budgets, while detailed practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, bus, or car. Plus, DK's excellent insider tips and essential local information will help you explore every corner of Peru effortlessly.